One of the fascinations of Volgograd is that it has changed its name three times in the course of its history. Some of the names it has held include Tsaritsyn, which it held until 1925, before being renamed to Stalingrad, a name it held until 1961 before adapting its current name Volgograd.
Volgograd has a rich history especially given that it was the site of some of the fiercest battles of World War 2. It holds it place in the history books as the city where the advancement of the Germans was halted and turned away for good in 1943. With the city now conquered by the soviets, they transformed it into their own image both literally and figuratively.
The city would now turn into a symbol of their success. This is characterized by its architectural grandeur, broad boulevards and a gigantic victory monument. Some of the attractions to view in Volgograd include the Panorama Museum of the battle of Stalingrad, the Museum Reserve Old Saperta, the Volga-Don Canal, Mamayev Kurgan and the Rossoshka Memorial Cemetery among many others.
You have the option to travel by boat since the city links the two great rivers in Southern Russia through the Volga-Don Canal. You may also opt to travel by road, with the longest European Route (E40) passing through Volgograd.